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Helter Skelter Audiobook

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

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Publisher's Summary

Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider's position in one of the most baffling and horrifying cases of the 20th century: the cold-blooded Tate-LaBianca murders carried out by Charles Manson and four of his followers. What motivated Manson in his seemingly mindless selection of victims, and what was his hold over the young women who obeyed his orders? Now available for the first time in unabridged audio, the gripping story of this famous and haunting crime is brought to life by acclaimed narrator Scott Brick.

©1974 Curt Gentry and Vincent Bugliosi, Afterword 1994 by Vincent Bugliosi (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“One of the best crime stories ever written.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

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    connie pruitt KERNERSVILLE, NC, US 02-02-15
    connie pruitt KERNERSVILLE, NC, US 02-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Evil controller"

    It amazes me how Manson was able to have followers that would die or kill for him. Sad they chose him to follow.

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    leelee8888 Las Vegas 01-31-15
    leelee8888 Las Vegas 01-31-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Classic! This book never gets old!"

    Exceeded expectation, narration is perfect for the book.
    A must read for any true crime fan and anyone interested in the Manson case.



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    Carlos Beltran 01-31-15
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    "Very interesting and well written"

    A very well written story about one of the most terrible crimes and one of the worst criminals in history.

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    Juliette 01-21-15
    Juliette 01-21-15
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    "Fantastic book"

    26 hours of audiobook and I listened to it in 2 weeks. Hard to "put down". Killed the battery on my phone many a night with this one ;)

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    Kaitlyn Pietras 01-15-15
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    "I couldn't put it down!"
    What did you love best about Helter Skelter?

    Incredible story. I was totally pulled in. Fantastic narration by Scott Brick. I was worried that I wouldn't get through such a long book but I finished it in 10 days! The writing as well as Brick's performance are so compelling that I wasn't bored for a moment.


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    Cesar 01-12-15
    Cesar 01-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Don't read it alone at night!"
    What did you love best about Helter Skelter?

    The creepy performance plus all the gory details make it a very scary book. I listened to it at night and would wake up with any little noise.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The introduction. He begins by describing the entire murder scene.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to another one, but look forward to it.


    Any additional comments?

    Book was good, just has an immense amount of information. It reminds me of taking a college course. You have to take notes or else you'll lose track of all the different people involved. Great information, great reading, wished it was more concise.

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    There, they're, their... 01-09-15
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    "Incredible book"

    Scott Brick did a stupendous job narrating. This book is riveting and never gets dull. I highly recommend it to anyone, even more so if you have any interest in The Beatles or The Beach Boys.

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    Christopher United States 01-09-15
    Christopher United States 01-09-15
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    "Fact that is truly stranger than fiction"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Helter Skelter to be better than the print version?

    I've never read the print version


    What other book might you compare Helter Skelter to and why?

    I never read a non fiction book like this one.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    My favorite character was definitely Vincent Bugliosi; the prosecutor who tried the case and authored the book. But Charles Manson was one of the most interesting characters in history. An amazing manipulator.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.. Absolutely riveting


    Any additional comments?

    There is so much misinformation about this case and the Manson family in general. Anyone who is ever slightly curious about the Manson murders should read this book. I promise that you will NOT be disappointed.

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    Dawn T 01-09-15
    Dawn T 01-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Scary stuff!"
    What did you love best about Helter Skelter?

    There are many things in this book I did not realize about the whole Manson Murder era. I found this book to be full of a lot of interesting information, told in a very easy to follow way. This held my interest throughout the entire book. I may even have to listen again to fully absorb everything. A very worthwhile telling of a dark page in history.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Excellent narrator. Clear voice, very well paced. I will be looking for more books with this narrator!


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    B. Pearce 01-06-15
    B. Pearce 01-06-15
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    "Fascinating and timely in light of the Boston Mara"

    I hope the prosecutors handling the Boston Marathon Bombing trial have listened to this. This is a fascinating story of true crime, investigation and legal procedure. I strongly advise you to spend your credits and time on this book.

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